Compress or expand letter spacing

letter-spacing

Fine tune the distance between the individual characters of words to create titling effects and to improve readability.

Property values

The amount of space between two adjacent letters of a word can be reduced by specifying a negative value, or increased by specifying a positive value.

Use any of these font-relative typographic units:

em em The font-size of the current font
rem relative em The font-size of the <html> element
ch "0" The advance measure (the width) of the current font's "0" glyph
ic ideograph count The advance measure (the width) of the current font's "水" ideograph

Or use any of these fixed size units which are independent of the current font:

in inch A size equal 96px
px pixels A size equal to 1/96 inch
pt point A size equal 1in/72 = 1.33px
pc pica A size equal 1in/6 = 12pt = 16px
cm centimeter A size equal to 96px/2.54 = 37.8px
mm millimeter A size equal to 96px/25.4 = 3.8px
Q quarter millimeter A size equal to 96px/1016 = 0.94px

Examples

/* compressed */
letter-spacing: -1px;

/* expanded */
letter-spacing: 1px;
letter-spacing

style > character > letter-spacingCompress or expand letter spacing

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